JAY-Z denounces Philadelphia mayor over Made in America’s eviction from Benjamin Franklin Parkway in open letter

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JAY-Z denounces Philadelphia mayor over Made in America’s eviction from Benjamin Franklin Parkway in open letterJay Z Live The Meadows 2017

JAY-Z‘s Made in America Festival will host its final iteration at the Ben Franklin Parkway from September 1-2, 2018, after which the annual Labor Day Weekend event will relocate.

Made in America’s need to identify a new venue for its succeeding years of production comes after a statement from the office of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “This is the last year MIA will be held on the Parkway,” the office proclaims, “It’s unclear how MIA will want to proceed in the future but the City is interested in discussing alternate locations within Philadelphia for future years.” Made in America’s coerced migration from the Parkway will disrupt the festival’s six-year streak at the locale, hosted in the heart of the city since its inception. The statement continues, “Over the years, tourism has grown overall and the need for an event of this scale at this location may no longer be necessary.”

While the office adds that it remains, open to the event continuing elsewhere, Made in America’s eviction from its long term home did not please festival founder and rap mogul JAY-Z, who since penned an open letter expressing his disappointment with the mayor’s ousting of MIA from the Parkway. The rap mogul counterclaims that Kenney’s move, “signifies zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city.”

“Made in America is a multi-cultural platform that represents strength, freedom of speech, and perseverance for artists and music lovers,” JAY-Z writes. He continues, stating, “The Parkway is a cultural arts center that is symbolic to over 600 artists that have performed at this event. The Parkway captures the freedom and spirit of inclusivity that drew us to the city of Brotherly Love.” HOV does not indicate whether his festival property will leave Philadelphia altogether, or how the event organizers plan to relocate the festival in the future. JAY-Z goes on to disclose that the Kenney administration even tried to put a halt on this year’s edition of MIA.

Nicki Minaj and Post Malone headline Made in America’s 2018 edition, joined by Ty Dolla $ign, Diplo, Meek Mill, and Zedd, among other artists.

Read JAY’s full letter below:

The Made in America festival is a multi-cultural platform that represents strength, freedom of speech and perseverance for artists and music lovers. Philadelphia, an iconic city, represents those ideals. The location is integral to the pulse of the festival. The Parkway is a cultural arts center that is symbolic to over 600 artists that have performed at this event. The Parkway captures the freedom and spirit of inclusivity that drew us to the city of Brotherly Love. The celebratory nature and essence of this festival has inspired locals as well as visitors from across the nation to enjoy Labor Day in Philadelphia.

We are disappointed that the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia would evict us from the heart of the city, through a media outlet, without a sit-down meeting, notice, dialogue or proper communication. It signifies zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city.

In fact, this administration immediately greeted us with a legal letter trying to stop the 2018 event.

Since 2012, Made in America, one of the only minority-owned festivals, has had a positive $102.8 million economic impact to Philadelphia and the festival has paid $3.4 million in rent to the City. Made in America employs over 1000 Philadelphians each day and 85 percent of our partners are Philadelphia based companies.

We have studies and reports that prove the festival significantly contributes to Philadelphia’s tourism bottom line. We cannot comment if the Mayor has reviewed any of these materials.

We consider this stance a failure on the Mayor’s part. Is this an accurate representation of how he and his administration treat partners that economically benefit his city? Do they regularly reject minority-owned businesses that want to continue to thrive and grow alongside his city’s people?

In addition to contributing to Philadelphia, since its inception, Made in America has donated $2.9 million to the United Way of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Cause Village, the festival’s philanthropic footprint and hub for social action, averages more than 15,000 social actions taken over the two-days via ongoing partnerships with more than 56 charitable and activist organizations representing all causes.

How does an administration, merely discard an event that generates millions in income and employs the city’s people as if we are disposable now that we have served our purpose? The city is right, in one respect, the first Made in America festival took place when there was a great need for tourism. By their admission, the festival first started as a “unique attraction to the City on an otherwise quiet Labor Day weekend. Over the years, tourism has grown overall.” Our question is, “How do you think that tourism grew, Mayor Kenney?”

We will discuss our options internally and handle accordingly.

H/T: Complex

Avicii’s family breaks silence with official statement thanking fans and artists for support, tributes & privacy

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The unexpected passing of Avicii, born Tim Bergling, has been a tumultuous wave of sadness for the worldwide electronic dance community. After taking personal time away from the media to grieve, the icon’s family has released its first official statement three days after he passed suddenly at the age of 28 in Oman.

“We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother,” it reads. “We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs. Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.”

As of now, no cause of death has been released, although, authorities in Oman have ruled out “criminal suspicion” and a subsequent report via Billboard has noted that of the two autopsies conducted, nothing was deemed suspicious.

In the few days since the artist’s passing, musicians and fans all over the world have united in tributes, remembrances, and created a space for words of encouragement.

Read the statement from Avicii’s family in full below.

We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.


Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.


We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way.


With love,
The Tim Bergling Family

 

H/T: Billboard

Ruben de Ronde Chats About His New Single As Well As Sharing An Exclusive Guest Mix To Celebrate It’s Release

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Hooking listeners with its mysterious atmosphere and gradual build, Ruben de Ronde & Cari’s ‘When I Fall’ has all the hallmarks of Trance fan’s top favorite. Laced with angelic vocals, stellar chord progressions and club-ready bass, this record marks yet another phenomenal Statement! release. To celebrate the release of this masterful track, Ruben decided to

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Alice Glass accuses Crystal Castles co-founder Ethan Kath of alleged sexual, physical, and psychological abuse

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The former frontwoman of Crystal Castles, Alice Glass has released a graphic new statement further explaining her decision to leave the band in 2014. Glass notably departed from Crystal Castles to pursue a solo career that year.

The statement describes the prolonged sexual, physical, and psychological abuse allegedly inflicted by Crystal Castles’ co-founder, Ethan Kath, whose real name is Claudio Palmieri.

“Some of you may be aware that I’ve opened up about my experiences with abuse in the past.” Glass writes at the beginning of the statement, “I’ve been very guarded about the information I’ve given and I haven’t publicly named names — because I’ve been afraid. I’ve been threatened and harassed and as a result, out of fear, I’ve been silenced.”

Citing the various women that have shared their stories of sexual harassment or assault in the wake of the allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein as inspiration for her to be “more direct, at whatever cost,” Glass offers a timeline of the abuse that she claims to have endured since meeting Kath when she was 15, then a student in the tenth grade. Glass reports that Kath was 10 years older than she the first time that he allegedly took advantage of her in the backseat of his car, a time at which Glass recalled herself as being “extremely intoxicated” from drinks that Kath had given her that evening.

Glass outlines the tenuous working relationship that formed after the initial alleged assault, stating that Kath would frequent the places that Glass herself did, his omnipresence ultimately leading to their eventual “reconnection.” “A lot of my friends from the punk scene had also been taken advantage of by much older men, so to me, it was a situation that was normalized,” Glass remarks. Glass and Kath later recorded their first EP, a product that resulted in an invitation for the duo to tour the UK.

Glass alleges that Kath was highly controlling, pressuring her to drop out of high school “only two credits away from graduation,” before supervising her behavior, dictating her eating habits, who she could talk to, where she could go, what she could say in public, and what she was allowed to wear. Glass accuses Kath of various instances of physical and sexual abuse, noting “He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore.” Glass credits the songs that she wrote as reflections of her alleged situation: “I was miserable and my lyrics indirectly spoke to the pain and oppression that I was enduring.”

Upon departing from Crystal Castles in October of 2014, Glass said “For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC.” The decision to leave the band, however, was not easy for Glass, who concludes the new statement observing “Leaving Crystal Castles was the single most difficult decision I’ve ever made — that band was everything to me. My music, my performances, and my fans were all I had in the world. I gave that up and started over not because I wanted to but because I had to.”

Read Glass’s full statement here.

H/T: Pitchfork

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Trap Nation CEO Responds To Allegations of Hacking & Lizard Squad Connections

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A video uploaded Monday by popular Youtuber Vexxed alleged that Trap Nation founder Andre Willem has engaged in “hacking, doxxing, buying malware, selling malware spreading methods, hacking accounts and spreading Trojans using one of his Youtube channels,” and has been in close contact with at least one acquaintance with ties to infamous hacking group Lizard Squad.

The nearly 40-minute video, titled “Trap Nation 10,000,000 Subscriber YouTuber Exposed as a HACKER! (DDOSING + Lizard Squad),” covers troves of alleged information, screenshots, recorded calls and testimonies that Vexxed said he worked to organize for several months. It follows the story of Willem’s supposed relationship with a hacker named Kerem, who allegedly blackmailed Youtube music promotion channels in exchange for payments and possessed control over copyright strike additions and removals from certain channels. Willem was made aware of Kerem’s practices, according to alleged screenshots provided by Vexxed, and even had a hand in the suspension of one of Youtuber Hekya’s eight channels.

According to alleged screenshots of Skype conversations between Willem and Kerem, Kerem possessed ties to at least one member of hacking group Lizard Squad, who he allegedly said called in a bomb threat on the private jet of Sony President John Smedley. Willem’s own involvement with hacking was traced back to an alleged account on Hack Forums, a forum-based website where hackers discuss their methods and practices, among other things. According to Vexxed, Willem admitted to several hacking endeavors since 2013 via his Hack Forums account, including sending Trojan horses over Youtube and selling ratting services.

In response to an outpouring of attention and condemnation from the music and Youtube communities, Willem sent Your EDM an official statement via email regarding the allegations, including supposed screenshot conversations between himself and Hekya that he said refute claims made by Vexxed in the video (Scribd link below). He denied any association with the person responsible for calling the bomb threat on the Sony President’s plane, and claimed that he has never hacked anyone.

“This video was solely made for monetary reasons to slander and defame Trap Nation’s name to milk as many views & clicks as possible. A lot of the information provided in the video is incorrect and not correctly presented in a manner which shows BOTH sides of the story, not just one. For example, I was not associated with anyone who called a bomb threat on the CEO of Sony’s plane. I’ve never once hacked anyone in my life, I’m not associated with anyone from Lizard Squad; I’ve never sold any malware methods. Hekya was never hacked, nor was he RATTED.”

Willem then claimed that the Skype messages uploaded alongside Vexxed’s video were “manipulated in terms of time stamps.”

“I’ve never used any illegal methods to put or remove strikes on ANY channels. I didn’t even know the guy used illegal methods to do any of this until AFTER Hekya was terminated off YouTube. The messages between me and Hekya were manipulated in terms of time stamps on conversations. I said those messages, but never said them in that order. I’m a very bland typer and that’s how I talk.”

He said that many of the Hack Forums posts included in the video are not real, and that his account was stolen before it attempted to scam people.

“Never scammed anyone, someone stole my account on HF and decided to go ahead and scam people. Sounds suspicious but it’s the truth. A lot of those posts aren’t even real, they’re not on the forum anymore and you can look for yourself.”

Finally, Willem clarified the meaning of “ratting” and said that he never engaged in shutting down competing promotion channels nor used any illegal methods to boost his own.

“Ratting people isn’t hacking, I’ve fucked around with programs that act as remote administration tools and was curious to how they worked because I was hacked and my YouTube account was stolen at one point as well. No SSN’s were leaked. I never shut down any channels either or used any illegal methods to boost myself to the top, I can prove this with how I use series playlists and past claims on my MCN that were made.”

Check below for Willem’s complete statement, and watch the video in question further down.

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Source: Trap Nation CEO Responds To Allegations of Hacking & Lizard Squad Connections

Afrojack’s Lawyer Delivers Response To Lawsuit Issued By Jilted Ex-Girlfriend

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Yesterday, Afrojack was served a lawsuit by his ex-girlfriend, Lauren Meditz. The lawsuit alleged, among other things, that Afrojack was emotionally disruptive and repeatedly harassed Meditz.

In response, Afrojack’s lawyer issued a statement, “The absurd lawsuit filed by disgruntled ex-girlfriend Lauren Meditz is nothing more than a shakedown of Nick van de Wall, aka Afrojack. These claims are completely false and fictional. You don’t have a valid claim just because your ex-boyfriend ends the relationship with you. This is not the first time that Ms. Meditz has filed this type of lawsuit. 

We are very confident this matter will be promptly dismissed.”

Meditz is asking for $25 million in damages, their dog Dory, and a 2015 White Range Rover Sport, gifted her to by Afrojack.

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Source: Afrojack’s Lawyer Delivers Response To Lawsuit Issued By Jilted Ex-Girlfriend

K Theory’s Dylan Lewman Opposes Ex-Member’s Claims, Receives Response

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Malcolm Anthony, ex-member of popular EDM trio K Theory, issued a series of statements to Your EDM on Tuesday that blamed himself and the group for knowingly purchasing beats from at least one third-party website to adjust and release as their own work.

Anthony said that he had “quit” the group after personal differences arose between him and one of the founding members Dylan Lewman, who was described by Lewman’s attorney as the sole owner of K Theory Music LLC. Anthony listed 26 songs that were supposedly bought or created with unoriginal material, including two links which he said were the raw purchases themselves, as well as a screenshot of an email receipt from the purchase of another. He went on to say that he was owed royalty payments which he had yet to receive since departing from the project.

In response to Anthony’s claims, Lewman’s attorney issued a brief response on his behalf stating that Anthony had, in fact, been paid in full as of December 31, 2016. But after the publishing of Anthony’s initial statement, Lewman teamed with music blog Noiseporn to release a response of his own.

Noiseporn reported that, according to Lewman, “Malcolm didn’t quit but instead was let go due to differences between the group.” He attributed the cause of Anthony’s initial statement to an emotional reaction or retaliation stemming from the news that he would no longer be a part of K Theory, Noiseporn wrote. Further, Lewman said that neither he, K Theory Music LLC nor the Lewman-owned New Trinity Music Group record label owes Anthony any payments, according to Noiseporn.

“Malcolm most likely involved sites like Your EDM and various press outlets when he became aware that he could not take his catalogue because the songs are contractually obligated to stay with New Trinity Music Group,” Noiseporn wrote. “Dylan also confirms Malcolm is not owed any money from K Theory Music LLC & is in breach of his recording contract with New Trinity Music Group.”

As of Friday afternoon, Your EDM has not been provided any documentation to support the opposing allegations from Lewman and his attorney.

In regards to the alleged purchasing of pre-made beats from third-party websites, Lewman referenced he and K Theory cofounder Dustin Musser‘s more than 10 years of production experience, as well as their time spent teaching at production schools Icon Collective, Pyramind and Skill Share. A spokesperson for Symphonic, a music distribution company with “extensive experience in distributing K Theory’s catalog,” said that they hadn’t seen any evidence to suggest K Theory’s material was not original, according to Noiseporn.

“Usually we can see these things via ownership conflicts via YouTube and Soundcloud monetization,” the spokesperson said, “but we have no evidence to support the allegations at this time, even with the alleged evidence shown on the Your EDM piece.”

David Spears, who was previously described by Anthony as the producer for the “first 10 records we did together,” however, said that “Dylan never laid a finger on a keyboard.”

In an email interview, Spears referred to Lewman as a “master of manipulation,” saying that the 10+ years of production experience he claimed to possess in his statement through Noiseporn were false.

“He does not have any of the musical skills he claims to have. He’s tone deaf. He will never, and I repeat never, sit down behind a digital audio workstation and create something on his own,” Spears said. “He got Dustin to listen to his production advice but never actually produced anything.”

Left to right: Malcolm Anthony, David Spears, Dylan Lewman

When asked why Lewman would have mentioned his teaching experience at production schools like Icon Collective and Pyramind, Spears said that it was Lewman who simply tagged along as Musser taught the lessons.

“Dustin went to Pyramind. Not Dylan. Since they come as a package, he tagged along,” Spears said. “Dustin produced it all. Dustin did everything for Dylan. Dustin deserves all the credit. He is insanely talented.”

Spears said he met Anthony in Hollywood shortly after moving there, and was the one who initially brought him to the K Theory table. “After a few months of producing original records, [K Theory] took my and Malcolm’s original records and ‘remixed’ them, then slapped the brand on it,” he said. He created the instrumental, tracked Anthony’s vocals and mixed the records, Spears continued, but did not receive any public credit.

Some of the songs originally produced by him are “Watch Me Kill It,” “Summer Days,” “Electric Wave,” “Word Is Bond,” “Turn Me Up,” “Time Heals Nothing,” “Hero” and “We On Fire,” Spears said. Although receiving payment for these tunes would have been nice, Spears said, “recognition and truth is necessary.”

When he found out that he was not receiving credit, getting paid or playing shows, Spears said he quit. “It was bad blood because they never offered an explanation. I was deeply saddened by how Dylan handled this,” he said. “He tried rekindling the relationship when he started NTM [New Trinity Music Group]. To take advantage of me again.”

Before concluding the interview, Spears said he wanted to be clear that he is not excited to tarnish K Theory’s name.

“I simply want the truth to come out. I want people to learn from this. I want my experience to save an artist from signing a deal they aren’t fully aware of. I don’t want to make people feel terrible about themselves, just want them to realize the consequence to their actions. To produce music is a skill. To have your skills be taken advantage of is the worst blow to a creative artist.”

When asked for his response to Lewman’s allegations published through Noiseporn on Wednesday, Anthony referred to them as “false,” saying that the only thing that matters is “Dylan knows the truth.”

“All his statements are false. I have all the sessions and beats that were purchased,” Anthony wrote. “Really don’t feel the need to dig through my files for this anymore. Dylan knows the truth, that’s all that matters.”

In response to Lewman’s claims that Anthony is not owed money by Lewman or any of his owned entities, Anthony holds that New Trinity Music Group is in debt to him from past royalties.

“The label that we created together owes me money from past royalties,” he said. “My Malcolm Anthony catalog is also under that label and instead of releasing it, he decided to fight me for it.”

“I knew this day would come,” Spears said of Anthony. “I knew Malcom would wake up and see what was happening. I’m happy for him. He is an extremely talented artist. He has the ability people dream of.”

But without the release of contracts, evidence of payments, or song stems from the tracks Anthony claims were purchased, the debate remains at a relative standstill between the words of Anthony/Spears and the word of Lewman.

“Everything will eventually be resolved and right now I’m just focused on my career,” Anthony said.

“I always knew in my heart that the truth would prevail. I just didn’t know when,” Spears said. “This has been good for me to get off my chest. It’s been inside for four years now. Lets me release all the negative energy that surrounded this whole ordeal.”

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Source: K Theory’s Dylan Lewman Opposes Ex-Member’s Claims, Receives Response

David Guetta Concert Cancellation In India Causes Uproar

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David Guetta was scheduled to play a show today in Bangalore, India, but unfortunately has had to cancel. In a statement issued on Twitter, Guetta says that the cancellation was “completely out of [his] control,” but he will still be performing in Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad.

According to BBC, the organizers released a similar statement, including a reference to “events that happened around New Years Eve.” This seemingly refers to reports of mass molestation during New Years Eve celebrations. However, Bangalore police issued a rebuttal, claiming that the reason for the cancellation lies solely on the organizers for their inability to request a permit on time.

“The organisers sought permission for today’s programme only on 10 January. But our entire force is busy with security arrangements for the APMC Yard (agricultural produce marketing committee yard) elections. Let them seek fresh permission in time for their concert, we will allow it,” Bangalore range Inspector General Seemant Kumar Singh told BBC Hindi’s Imran Qureshi.

Police released a statement following New Years Eve celebrations that denies the claims of molestation, as well.

Following Guetta’s cancellation, the hashtag #DavidGuetta began trending on Twitter in India, with many people reacting to the news

 

via BBC

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Kygo’s Manager Myles Shear Offers Sincere Apology To Maty Noyes

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People who follow Maty Noyes on Twitter, and likely even those who don’t, likely saw the news that she had accused Kygo’s longtime manager, Myles Shear, of various improprieties. Noyes accused Shear of sexism after cancelling her appearance at The Hollywood Bowl this week for Kygo’s back to back show, claiming he said, “put on a pretty dress, lipstick, open your mouth and sing. We don’t need your voice in the show, we only deal with the best.”

Noyes received support from Kesha, with her commenting, “my [heart] is with @matynoyes … sweetheart you should be singing at the Hollywood Bowl tonight. it’s unfair to you, and it’s unfair to your fans. when someone in this industry treats you like shit, just tell the truth. the universe is listening. [sic]”

After the conclusion of both shows this weekend, Shear reached out to us to provide an exclusive statement regarding the incident. Shear does not confirm the allegations, and offers a sincere apology to Noyes.

You can read his statement below.

“I was fortunate enough to experience a few of the most incredible moments of Kygo’s career this weekend but along the way came negative attention that I want to address. As some of you may be aware, there has been a recent publicized disagreement between myself and Maty Noyes. I would like to personally apologize to Maty for what has come of this situation. The recent issues we had been working out should not have kept you from performing at these shows. The Kygo team and I are deeply appreciative for Maty’s dedicated work ethic while sharing stages and success across the world. I’m truly sorry for what was said and for the situation that unfolded, and hope you will accept my apology.” – Myles Shear, Manager – Kygo

We’ve reached out to Noyes’ team for a comment but have not heard back at time of publication. You can see her original statement below.

When you write a song, travel the world to perform for an entire year for free, and then get treated like a complete piece of 💩 because you get sick and miss one show. Now I’m told that I can’t do the Hollywood bowl for all my people in LA. I am being punished to being sick. “put on a pretty dress, lipstick, open your mouth and sing. We don’t need your voice in the show, we only deal with the best.” – @managermyles is this really how you treat people that you call one big family? I’m sick of dealing with these sexist pigs in the industry. Im standing up for myself. #standup with me. 👊🏼 it’s sad to think I can’t even sing the song that I WROTE & has over 330 million plays. whoever goes to the show tonight know that I’m there in spirit & I should have been the one singing to you guys. It’s time to move on from doing favors for @kygomusic and focus on myself. #hollywoodbowl #letmatystay #kygo #STANDUP im a 19 year old woman in this industry you will NOT treat me like this 📸 @ecclesinephoto #flowerpower #girlpower

A photo posted by NOYES (@matynoyes) on Oct 14, 2016 at 7:19pm PDT

 

Image credit: Rukes.com

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Source: Kygo’s Manager Myles Shear Offers Sincere Apology To Maty Noyes

Moonrise Festival Issues Statement Regarding Security Guards’ Alleged Extortion

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According to initial reports from Magnetic Mag, several security members at last weekend’s Moonrise Festival in Baltimore attempted to extort attendees for money or drugs at the threat of cutting off their wristbands. Many patrons of the festival took to the Moonrise Festival 2016 Facebook group to post their stories and complaints, leading to a widespread discussion within the community regarding the event’s attention to safety and fair play.

Now, two days after the festival’s end, Moonrise has finally given a statement on the issue. They said that they have set up a dedicated email address for anyone wanting to come forward about their experiences with members of the security staff. An investigation is already under way with the management who ran each of the security teams, they said.

“We are heartbroken to hear that our patrons were treated in a way that was less than acceptable by our standards.”

Read the full statement below.

We are aware of the reports coming in about members of specific security teams on site acting in an unprofessional manner that would be considered unfair to our patrons and unfair to the event. We are taking these reports very seriously. We ask that anyone who had any issue with security personnel on site please contact us immediately at SecurityIssues@MoonriseFestival.com with full details, including a description of the individual, what they were wearing, where the issue took place, and what happened. We have already begun an investigation with the management running each of the security teams on site. We will be addressing these issues as a whole internally and on a personal case-by-case basis with our fans.

This is not something we will be taking lightly; we spend countless hours on our security planning for this event in an effort to create a safe and comfortable environment for our fan base. We added additional management from our team to oversee the security and prevent these issues. Throughout the weekend we had management staff working to remove individuals from our security team who acted in a manner that was unprofessional. We are heartbroken to hear that our patrons were treated in a way that was less than acceptable by our standards.

Please contact us immediately so we can resolve these issues for future events – securityissues@moonrisefestival.com

Sincerely,The Moonrise Team

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Source: Moonrise Festival Issues Statement Regarding Security Guards’ Alleged Extortion